Computer based Control of the Separation Process in a Combine Harvester

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This paper addressed the design of a control system for a rotary threshing and separation system in a combine harvester. Utilising a distributed control architecture containing all observable crop flow parameters, the rotor speed is adjusted to maintain acceptable separation loss and grain damage using distributed impact sensors and a grain quality sensor (GQS). The GQS settling time for rotor changes is significantly reduced using a model based observer facilitating faster adjustment for grain losses in varying conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLAND, TECHNIK AGENG 2017: : THE FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING INNOVATIONS (VDI-MEG 2017)
Number of pages6
Volume2300
PublisherVDI Verlag GmbH
Publication date2017
Pages599-604
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event75th Conference of LAND, TECHNIK - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 10 Nov 201711 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference75th Conference of LAND, TECHNIK
CountryGermany
CityHannover
Period10/11/201711/11/2017
SeriesV D I - Berichte
ISSN0083-5560

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